Connect with us

news

NUT gives Kwara Govt. 2 weeks ultimatum…….. as Kaduna Teachers begin strike tomorrow

Published

on

Indications have emerged that Teachers in Kwara State under the aegis may resume work tomorrow following the directive from the state wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT), ROYAL NEWS has gathered.

It would be recalled that Kwara NUT had during its last executive council meeting threatened an indefinite strike ahead of January 8 resumption of schools.

A top member of the Kwara NUT who spoke with ROYAL NEWS on Sunday confirmed that several meetings was held between members of the state government and NUT executive and several reliefs were reached.

“As you can see that the state government had directed that letter of promotion to teachers among others. We shall study their level of response to all the promises made for two weeks before we know the next line of action.”

Meanwhile, the Kaduna chapter of NUT has directed its member to commence indefinite strike on Monday, January 8, over the sack of 21,780 public primary school teachers in the state.

This is contained in a notice of strike dated January 4, 2018, signed by the union’s Assistant Secretary General, Adamu Anglo, on Sunday.

ROYAL NEWS reports that the teachers were sacked for allegedly failing to score 75 per cent pass mark of the competency test organised by the state government in June 2017.

The notice, circulated to all the union executives in the 23 local government areas of the state, indicated that a two-week ultimatum was earlier issued to the state government to reverse its decision.

According to the union, the decision became necessary after the state government began issuing sack letters to the affected teachers after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

“As a responsible union, we ventilated our grievances before the National Industrial Court, Kaduna; and the court on December 4, 2017, granted an interlocutory injunction, restraining the state government from disengaging any teacher pending the determination of the case.

“The court order was served to Governor Nasir el-Rufai, but surprisingly, he went on to order the distribution of letters of disengagement to the affected teachers, dated November 3rd, 2017.

“We, therefore, met on January 4th, 2018 and unanimously resolved to embark on indefinite strike action on Monday 8.”

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

news10 hours ago

DEBATE…Why I have so much grey hairs on my head—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has attributed the grey hair on his head as one of the factors showing how tasking...

Politics11 hours ago

BREAKING…Vice Presidential Debate Begins

Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, debate for the Vice Presidential candidates of five political parties has commenced, ROYAL NEWS...

Politics12 hours ago

EXPOSED…. PDP planning to hack into INEC’s server, APC alleged

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has been alleged of enlisting the services of some hackers from Russia in order to...

Foreign12 hours ago

Why court sentenced 35yr-old man to 9yrs in prison

An Indian national has been sentenced to nine years in prison in the US for a brazen sexual assault of...

Politics12 hours ago

Court sacks Donald Duke, declares Jerry Gana as SDP presidential candidate

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Friday declared a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, the winner of...

news13 hours ago

Buhari challenges governors on infrastructure devt.

President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged state governors to redouble efforts in addressing infrastructure deficiencies in their respective states to revamp...

Politics1 day ago

Court sacks Buruji Kashamu, declares him illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the Thursday judgement of an Abuja Federal High Court validating the expulsion of Senator...

news1 day ago

FG working on early implementation of new minimum wage — SGF

The Federal Government is working toward early implementation of new minimum wage which has caused a lot of controversies in...

Politics1 day ago

No Diaspora or out-of-country voting in 2019-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no Diaspora or Out-of-Country voting for Nigerians in the 2019...

news2 days ago

CAN denies endorsing any candidate

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), on Thursday said the association did not endorse anyone; it only met with 14...

Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2018 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: